Happy Birthday, Judy Garland! Celebrate the Legend By Looking Back at Her Best On-Screen Style Moments
It may alienate me from the rest of my generation when I say this, but I was never a huge Disney movie fan. Sure, I watched Aladdin on occasion or tuned in for The Lion King every now and then. But as far as princess-centric classics like Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty went, I just wasn’t into them. What I did love, though, was The Wizard of Oz. From the beautiful music and loveable characters to the stunning and enchanting Dorothy, I was hooked from the moment I laid eyes on that yellow brick road and those ruby slippers.
But though she may have first captured my heart as home-sick Dorothy in the timeless film, screen legend Judy Garland (who would have turned 92 today) has also given me plenty of other reasons to love her over the decades — her fabulous offspring and gorgeous sense of style being just a few of them. And because I can’t let the legendary actress’s special day go by without honoring her fabulous fashion sense (and learning a few little known facts about the leading lady), there’s no better time to admire five of Garland’s best-on-screen looks throughout the years.
1. Her striped dress from 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis
There's a reason striped pieces always make our must-have lists, and that's because they're timeless staples that never fail to look on-trend and super polished (particularly with a chic necktie!)
2. Her blinged-out blazer from 1963's I Could Go On Singing
Garland may have looked ultra-classy when she paired this fab blazer with a simple sheath dress, but I'd love to throw it on with a great pair of skinny jeans and killer heels for a night out.
3. This yellow stunner from 1946's Till the Clouds Roll By
I can see where Michelle Williams got her inspiration for that unbelievable Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Oscars.
4. Her flirty, full skirt from 1941's Babes on Broadway
Take a look at that floating, feminine skirt and tell me it doesn't make you want to do a fashionable twirl, too.
5. Her fur stole and LBD from 1943's Presenting Lily Mars
Because no little black dress is ever complete without a dramatic hat and luxurious fur stole, right?
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